Black Cohosh

Common Name Black Cohosh
Latin Name Cimicifuga Racemosa
Folk Name Black Snake root, Bugbane, Squaw root
Medical Uses

Premenstrual discomfort, menopausal symptoms especially hot flashes, sweating, anxiety One of the ways Black Cohosh can improve circulation and lower blood pressure is by temporarily dilating blood vessels. A popular herb for women, it helps restore healthy menses and soothes irritation and congestion of the cervix, uterus and vagina.  It can help bring on overdue labor and speed up a delayed labor by ripening the cervix and strengthening uterine contractions.  It may be helpful in treating prostate cancer, but that is still undetermined. 


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